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AP Lit book list?

I'm taking AP Lit next year, and I want to start reading some of the books that might be covered in the class. Does anyone have a list of common books read in AP Lit, or just some recommendations of great books to read for the class?

6 months ago

Hey there! I'm glad you're eager to prepare for your AP Lit class! Although the books assigned vary from school to school and teacher to teacher, there are some classics that are frequently studied in AP Lit classes. Here's a list of some books I'd recommend you check out:

1. "Pride and Prejudice" by Jane Austen

2. "Crime and Punishment" by Fyodor Dostoevsky

3. "Great Expectations" by Charles Dickens

4. "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald

5. "Frankenstein" by Mary Shelley

6. "Heart of Darkness" by Joseph Conrad

7. "Hamlet" and "Macbeth" by William Shakespeare

8. "The Catcher in the Rye" by J.D. Salinger

9. "Their Eyes Were Watching God" by Zora Neale Hurston

10. "Beloved" by Toni Morrison

It's best to read as many of these as you can, not only for class, but because they may be helpful when it comes to AP Lit essay prompts. Additionally, do note that there will likely be a mix of plays, short stories, and poetry covered in AP Lit, so you might want to expose yourself to different types of literature too. Good luck and happy reading!

6 months ago

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